Thanks so much for the replies so far, ladies!
Well one of my main concerns is that I know there are a lot of online retailers who specialise in mastectomy bras, which is great as there are very few decent retailers out there that provide a vast range, but I feel that it's so impersonal and considering what you women have been through and the uniqueness of each person's situation, I feel women deserve a much more personal service.
Even buying a normal bra online can be difficult enough at times unless you know the specific brand and the size that you would be in that brand as sizes can vary so much! So I can't even begin to imagine how difficult it would be trying to find a bra to fit you and your prosthesis without being able to try it on. x
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Hi there, I've recently joined this website as I thought it would be a good way of discussing thoughts and ideas with regards to womens' experiences of purchasing post-surgery bras, clothing, swimwear, etc.
The background to my story is that my mum is a breast cancer survivor, and was diagnosed 6 years ago when I was 13. She is now in full remission and is in great health 🙂
I've always had a passion for lingerie and after many difficult and frustrating experiences of helping my mum trying to find suitable post-mastectomy bras, it has been my ambition ever since to be able to provide for my mum and women alike who have suffered from the disease, with a service tailored to them, something which I, and most likely many other women, feel that many large and well known stores are currently lacking. I'm currently just trying to gauge the general consensus on womens' previous shopping experiences and what they feel is lacking in the market.
I would like to hear from women who have battled this disease and and what THEY would like to gain and experience from such a service. Anything from variety of bra sizes, styles, fitting experiences prices, previous experiences of shopping for such lingerie and anything else that you feel is relevant, would be of great help.
Just a note to say that this isn't research for any companies and am simply trying to better my understanding of the experiences that women have to go through!
P.S. I'm from Glasgow, so it'd be great to hear from anyone local on what your experiences are of this, especially with regards to the services available in Glasgow.
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